“Through a mixture of research and advocacy, a new MHASP program called We Communicate, Assist, Respond, and Engage (We C.A.R.E.) is working with residents to improve the personal care home system in Philadelphia…The idea for We C.A.R.E. was conceived in 2002 when allegations of abuse and neglect were brought against the Mt. Airy Commons homes…‘We tell people what their rights are, what other housing options they have and help them reach a variety of other resources…’ ” –Corey Rogers. 

“A new collaborative effort between MHASP and Montgomery County is helping homeless individuals gain access to needed services and supports...The Centralized Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) is a comprehensive day program for adults that builds on existing homeless services in Montgomery County.”

"After years of effort by MHASP, City agencies and other advocates – most notably Project H.O.M.E., a non-profit provider of housing and other services to homeless Philadelphians – the Philadelphia Police Department launched a project to pilot the Crisis Intervention Team (an award-winning and nationally acclaimed model of community policing) in one of its six divisions. This pilot is the result of a successful coalition effort created and facilitated by MHASP to win a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance that would fund this initiative. The grant funded the creation of Philadelphia RESPONDS (Respond, Engage, Secure, Protect, and address Ongoing Needs through Delivery of Services): a pre-booking, police-based jail diversion program integrated with crisis stabilization services and linkages to ongoing behavioral health treatment and service programs. RESPONDS was a demonstration project to transform the interaction between the Police Department, the wider criminal justice system, and the behavioral health system."

"Joseph Rogers, then MHASP president and CEO, was honored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies with the 2005 Heinz Award for the Human Condition, which includes a medallion and an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000."


2000'sSusan Rogers